US and Cuba restore ties by opening embassies

The United States and Cuba have reopened embassies in each other’s countries for the first time in 54 years in a move that officially restores their full diplomatic ties. Cuba on Monday was to open its Washington mission with a ceremony attended by hundreds of guests, while the US was to[…]

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Progress toward Guantanamo closure

Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government agencies, including the Defense Department and the Office of the[…]

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Meat labels safer

Meat retailers, manufacturers and consumers must get to grips with new regulations around product labelling, according to a Stellenbosch University researcher. Scientists at the university exposed the illegal labelling of processed meat products earlier this year, compelling government to look at new meat labelling legislations, which come into effect next[…]

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